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Re: The pop of today
Feb 27, 2008, 09:06
I really don't buy all this 50s/60s pastiche stuff that's going about right now, infact it irritates me a bit. Got as much 'soul' as bloody Pop Idol. Same stuff to me.
Joss Stone was the worst - even started speaking with a Southern droll (she is from the South - Cornwall or thereabouts not bloody Memphis!) the silly mare.

Anyway as much mentioned The Sugababes did their stuff well.

Like too this Kelis tune 'Lil' Star' - which was sort of Sly pastiche but updated for the 2000s so still a bit original.

Nelly Furtado's 'Say It Right' (rather recent) was great - coz of Timbaland's magic production skills.

But for me the best pure pop of late (2004-ish) was Annie's 'Anniemal' (a full album!)
A Norweigan girl, there's a wonderfully subversive little tune with the metaphor of chewing and spitting out boys like their 'chewing gum' (name of the song) running all the way through. Sounds great too.
Woefully ignored.

Infact, there's always been some pop tune or other that's grabbed my attention.

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